Magical Kingdom, 2018
85cm x 100cm
A wealth of mystical shapes appeared in a cloth I dyed and begged me to trace them in stitch.
Ice-dyed Pimatex cotton.
Hand-guided free motion quilted on a longarm machine
SAQA Wide Horizons VI 2018 (juried)
24th Carrefour Europeen de Patchwork, France, 2018
Magical Kingdom is a further piece in my series exploring ice-dyed cotton. The Pimatex cotton was initially folded to create a mandala which is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. However the term has come to mean a diagram, chart or geometric pattern to represent a microcosm of the universe.
In this piece of newly dyed fabric I ‘saw’ a microcosm of the inhabitants of the forest. There were butterflies and other creatures living amongst the beautiful foliage.